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Jocko's Steak House

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125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
805-929-3565
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8:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Late Night
Good for:
Families with children
Local cuisine

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  • 225
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  • 83
    Very good
  • 21
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Best and biggest filet ever!!

Wow, seriously the best meat flavor and portions ever!! Don't forget to order the lamb chops if you like lamb because they are so good!!! Really the best and biggest. It's nice to have everything included with your meal as well. Just your basic down home good food, great prices, friendly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 14, 2015
Dash S
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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Los Angeles, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

Wow, seriously the best meat flavor and portions ever!! Don't forget to order the lamb chops if you like lamb because they are so good!!! Really the best and biggest. It's nice to have everything included with your meal as well. Just your basic down home good food, great prices, friendly service.

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Goleta, California
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82 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

If you want a great tasting handmade burger you need to come here. I had heard about Jockos for years but never made it here until today. If you want fancy decorations and fixtures, this is not your place but if you want good food at a reasonable price visit here. Came with locals who say they usually order to... More 

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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stopped in for breakfast and had a "Ranch Handler" serving of all the usual items cooked to perfection. Service always friendly and refills of hot coffee are always on point. Ask for a couple of grilled green chilies to complete any meal. They add that slight California twang..flavor with out the burn! Portions are huge so share. Share. Share. After... More 

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Nipomo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015 via mobile

Jocko's is famous for heaping on the food. Great tasking beef in huge proportions with all the trimmings. But the place is old, dirty, with no ambiance at all. Don't go without a reservation and be prepared to wait even if you have one. Best luck is to order to go. Their Thursday night turkey dinners are great to share... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Had resavation . Co workers all showed up but were 15 mins late to resavation that was suppose to be from 530 till 6 . When we got there they said it was at 515 and to bad ., and real jerks about it, people came a long way to get there and were hungry .. We made our app.... More 

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Gardiner, Montana
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21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I found breakfast to be delicious. It was tasty and filling. There was plenty of food and it was all good. I indulged in steak and eggs. I found that reservations are needed for evening dining.

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Nipomo, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The secret for locals is to call in orders to-go. If you're visiting the area, choose a picnic spot (such as the picnic benches at Laetitia Winery, or at your hotel). You don't have to deal with getting a reservation, and long waits even if you have a reservation. Jocko's is all about the food (especially Spencer Steaks and Fillet... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

We went here with friends for dinner. If you are from out of town then make sure you get a reservation to eat here. Even with reservations you will be waiting a little while. The service was great! The steak was amazing. I wish the salad was not made from iceberg lettuce, but the steak made up for it. This... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

After driving up the 101, I decided to stop here to see what the fuss was about, this place looks like a truck stop. It is a dark and dingy place. The service was slow, even when there was barely any customers. The sandwich I received looked to be old slices of re-heated tri-tip that was sitting in the back... More 

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Santa Clarita, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Absolutely mouth watering and incredibly the best steak I have eaten anywhere! I have traveled all over the world. The smokey flavor of the mesquite in concert with the local red oak give the meat an unmistaken flavor unique the steaks seved at Jockos. They are superior to all others! Cooked perfectly, juicy which melt in your mouth. Tender and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 125 N Thompson Ave, Nipomo, CA 93444
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Luis Obispo County  >  Nipomo
  • Phone Number: 805-929-3565

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Steakhouse

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
8:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 11:00 pm

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